Web Developer and User Experience Designer in Virginia

Assistant Director Web Design and Development
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

March 2019 — Present

I report to the Director of Information Technology and play a critical role as technical developer & design lead with the Director of Communications and entire communications team. I work with Batten School leadership, marketers, analysts, admins, writers, video producers, and photographers to create a dynamic rich experience for visitors of our websites. This role is responsible for innovative and strategic use of web platforms to showcase rich media and creative content of the Batten School. I partner with stakeholders throughout the School to identify goals, set measurable objectives, gather requirements and implement the vision into digital reality. I play a role in leveraging the School's holistic digital footprint within the context of Batten's overall marketing and communications positioning strategy, including paid digital advertising, social media and email communications.

Web Developer 3
Advancement Communications, University of Virginia

December 2017 — Present

Led transition of technology stack from Wordpress to Drupal 8. I developed accessible websites built with Drupal 8, Pantheon, Terminus CLI, CircleCI, Git, Ruby On Rails and Unix. I built database applications and managed the day-to-day relationship with vendors to meet our technical requirements.

Lead Organizer and Women TechMakers Lead
Google Developer Group - Central Virginia

Janurary 2015 — Present

Work with ongoing support from Google to provide technical training to UVA Faculty/Staff/Students as well as the local greater community on emerging Google technologies.

Web Developer 3 & UX/UI Designer
University of Virginia Library

March 2011 — December 2017

I worked as a UX Designer and Web Developer for the UX Team and Library Communications. I served as a liaison for the UX research arm of our team to translate user research into personas, wireframes, mock-ups and interactive prototypes to be tested on users and refined through a user led design process. I collaborated with the technical arm of our team to further develop and design in an agile environment while continuing to work with the UX researchers to test and iterate web applications before they were pushed to production. I built websites using Wordpress and Jekyll, Git, Ruby On Rails, HTML, CSS & JavaScript. I also managed, designed, developed and maintain various UVA Library websites built with Wordpress, Jekyll, Drupal 8, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript using Headless CMS architecture.

Web Developer 2
Web Communications, University of Virginia

August 2010 — March 2011

Managed, designed, developed and maintained the main College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website, Campaign for the College fundraising website, and various A&S department websites. I wrote HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP as well as built themes in Wordpress.

Web Developer 2,
College & Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia

March 2008 — July 2010

Managed, designed, developed and maintained the main College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website, Campaign for the College fundraising website, and various A&S department websites with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. I practiced user experience design processes, user testing, and user interface design. I also maintained a Wordpress blog for the Dean.

Entrepreneur & Web Developer, Equinox Multimedia

September 2003 — March 2008

Consulted with clients, planned and managed web and graphics projects, designed and developed graphics materials, websites, Flash web applications, and other forms of interactive media. I built websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and Wordpress.


Software Developer & Graphic Artist, Curry School of Education


Flash Developer & Graphic Artist, Boxer Learning


Web Designer & Graphic Artist, Rosetta Stone



Bachelor of Fine Arts - Multimedia and Web Design, The Art Institute of Washington

Associate of Specialized Technology - Multimedia, The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Key Skills

  • Drupal & Wordpress
  • Front End & Back End Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Responsive/Mobile Design
  • Paper & Interactive Prototyping
  • Pantheon & Acquia Hosting


  • January 2014 - User Experience Design - Career Foundry
  • December 2009 - PHP - Piedmont Virginia Community College

Awards & Recognition

Three Reward and Recognition Rewards at U.Va. Library for the creation of APTrust website, U.Va. Library content management system, and project management for Research Data Services website. Winner of Google Glass Hackathon - New York City, “Active” category, Arts & Sciences Excellence Achievement Award, uWeb Steering Committee 2015 – 2016.

Software & Languages

Drupal, Wordpress, Jekyll, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML 5, CSS 3, SASS, JavaScript, PHP, Unix, AppsScript, QuestionPro, Git, Unix


edUi, C-Ville Mini Maker Faire, U.Va. Library, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Teaching with Technology Fair, U.Va. Library 2014-1015.